About Literature


Literature (ISSN 2410-9789) provides an advanced forum for studies related to the literature of all times and places. It publishes reviews, regular research papers, and short communications as well as Special Issues on particular subjects

The aim of Literature is to encourage researchers to publish their innovative ideas and results in as much detail as possible. Therefore, the journal has no restrictions regarding the length of papers. Each paper must critically engage with the relevant and up-to-date secondary literature on the topic being addressed. We do not advocate for any political or religious ideology, and our aim is to maintain objectivity in our publications.

The recommended structure of each paper is the traditional McKerrow sequence (Oxford R.E.S.):

  • An “Introduction” in which the author briefly states the present position of research on his/her subject and the views currently held on it;
  • The Proposal in which s/he describes briefly what s/he hopes to prove;
  • The Boost, in which s/he briefly explains the significance of this essay not only for our understanding of the specific subject upon which it is focused but also for subjects of more general interest to the readers of Literature;
  • The Demonstration in which s/he sets forth the discovery or argument in a concise, orderly fashion;
  • The Conclusion in which s/he briefly summarizes what s/he has shown (if needed), and suggests its implications for wider fields of knowledge.


  • Literature and cultural studies
  • Literature, arts & science
  • Comparative literature
  • World literature
  • Literary theory
  • Ancient literature
  • Modern literature
  • Contemporary literature
  • Romantic literature and realistic literature
  • Women's literature and gender studies
  • Postcolonial and migrant literature
  • Children's literature
  • Environmental literature

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MDPI is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). MDPI takes the responsibility to enforce a rigorous peer-review together with strict ethical policies and standards to ensure to add high quality scientific works to the field of scholarly publication. Unfortunately, cases of plagiarism, data falsification, inappropriate authorship credit, and the like, do arise. MDPI takes such publishing ethics issues very seriously and our editors are trained to proceed in such cases with a zero tolerance policy. To verify the originality of content submitted to our journals, we use iThenticate to check submissions against previous publications.

Book Reviews

Authors and publishers are encouraged to send review copies of their recent related books to the following address. Received books will be listed as Books Received within the journal's News & Announcements section.

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Articles published in Literature will be Open-Access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The copyright is retained by the author(s). MDPI will insert the following note at the end of the published text:

© 2023 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).


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